This book provides an introduction to the basic principles of discourse research, offering practical research strategies for doing discourse analyses in the social sciences. The book includes guidance on developing a research question, selecting data and analyzing it, and presenting the results. The author has extensive practical experience in the field of discourse research and shows, throughout, how the methods suggested are compatible with numerous research questions and problems in sociology, cultural, political and social studies and related disciplines.

The Research Process

Every discourse research project first needs a clarification of its discourse theory basis. Here the approaches that were introduced in Chapter 2 all have different proposals to make. Having established such a theoretical location, methodological reflections concerning the ‘fit’ of research questions, data material and methods follow. Only then, or in a ...

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